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Middle name for Madeleine?

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hawaiibaby Tue 24-Nov-15 21:22:24

Madeleine is my current front runner if baby is a girl (DH likes it but still hasn't looked at the bloody name book so I'm rolling with it myself in the meantime grin)

I'm unsure on a middle name - the only ones I can think of are Holly or Grace, and though I like Grace, I know lots of kids with that middle name so it puts me off.

I'm not a fan of Rose or May. Our surname is two syllables, starts with a W.

Any thoughts please?

Hassled Tue 24-Nov-15 21:23:40

Madeleine is lovely. Is there a family name that fits if you're unsure - a mother/grandmother's name on either side that you like?

gingerdad Tue 24-Nov-15 21:25:51

We went with a short middle name. Kate.

Fiddlerontheroof Tue 24-Nov-15 21:26:43

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GothJoose Tue 24-Nov-15 21:29:02

Madeleine Jean
Madeleine Marie
Madeleine Victoria

MajesticWhine Tue 24-Nov-15 21:31:11

Grace goes well, but it's way over-used. How about Leila, Lila or Laura?

hawaiibaby Tue 24-Nov-15 21:36:20

Some lovely suggestions, thank you. We don't have any nice family names. We kind of took a stance when naming our son to not use a family name (my dad is deceased and though it would have been a nice touch his name really isn't nice - he really hated it himself - so we decided to just go with names we loved and thought worked well together).

gingerdad oh perfect! I don't know how I hadn't thought of this as I suggested Kate as another first name option to DH the other night. He said it wasn't 'complete enough' as a first but it sounds so lovely next to Madeleine. Thank you! Am also thinking short name ideally, I think it will flow the best with our a longer first name and our surname.

Fiddler Emily is lovely too! Perhaps being silly but would spell MEW in initials, DH is a bit funny about any potentially comic sounds as initials but I reckon he overthinks it! Thanks for risking the out!

Have just remembered the other middle name I really like is Hope - I think it works and would be very appropriate to our journey - but am not sure if it would saddle her with a back story instead of just a name? Is that silly?

hawaiibaby Tue 24-Nov-15 21:40:21

Grace goes well, but it's way over-used. Exactly how I feel, it's become a bit of a 'filler' name, which is a shame, but of course names become popular because they work and are well-liked.

Love Leila - adding it to the list!

Doilooklikeatourist Tue 24-Nov-15 21:43:43

Madeline Maria
Madeleine Fleur
Madeleine Sian

Ragwort Tue 24-Nov-15 21:45:28

If DS had been a girl we would have named her 'Madeleine Grace' - it's a lovely name; so what if it is 'overused'? It is popular for a reason and to be honest, how often do people use the middle name?

My DS has a top five boy's name, apart from our neighbour's dog grin - we don't know any friends/family/acquaintances with the same name.

nuttybananas Tue 24-Nov-15 21:48:37

Love Madeleine - i think it needs a one syllable middle name. Kate is lovely - could also consider Rose or Clare.
Question from me is how to persuade DH - he says for him it's associated too much with the McCann case and makes him feel sad, so I think for us it's off the list...

OhPuddleducks Tue 24-Nov-15 21:50:36


Would have been DS's girl middle name.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Tue 24-Nov-15 21:53:57

Madeleine Grace
Madeleine Rose
Madeleine Belle
Madeleine Beth
Madeleine Olivia
Madeleine Sophia
Madeleine Jane
Madeleine Rebecca
Madeleine Roseanna
Madeleine Louise

hawaiibaby Tue 24-Nov-15 21:54:40

Question from me is how to persuade DH - he says for him it's associated too much with the McCann case and makes him feel sad, so I think for us it's off the list...

This was DH's first reaction too (silly to me as it was so long ago and had she been called something more popular, the association wouldn't still be made). Anyway, we then went to see Spectre and the Bond girls was called Madeleine - she was a classy one - next day at our 20w scan I brought it up again and bam, he liked it! So get yourself to the pictures grin

Isla is lovely! Also on our list but hadn't put them together at all - works with our surname too.

Twistedheartache Tue 24-Nov-15 21:55:08

What about Jane? I know it's v 80's but I think it flows well.
Love the name Madeleine but with the Mccann connection, which wouldn't bother me in itself, I would avoid Kate as a middle name.

AnneSansTete Tue 24-Nov-15 21:54:56


WizardOfToss Tue 24-Nov-15 21:57:14


FindingNormal Tue 24-Nov-15 21:59:41

I think Anne would be lovely

hawaiibaby Tue 24-Nov-15 22:08:52

Twistedheartache Very good point. Another dot not joined! Jane does flow well but is DH's ex-gf name, I wouldn't be keen and really don't think he would!

Some lovely suggestions - thank you all. Will take them to DH. Well, at least the ones I approve grin

StrawberryTeaLeaf Tue 24-Nov-15 22:14:15

Madeleine Beth

Beth was Madeleine McCann's middle name.

I really like Jane.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Tue 24-Nov-15 22:15:47

Oh I didn't know that Strawberry.

WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Tue 24-Nov-15 22:16:25

I met a Madeleine Joanna once.

I thought that was nice.

Queenbean Tue 24-Nov-15 22:18:51

Madeleine Elizabeth

StrawberryTeaLeaf Tue 24-Nov-15 22:22:37

No, I doubt many people would remember lighthouse. I only remember because I read something about the case last week sad

AuntGertrude Tue 24-Nov-15 22:44:05

Madeleine Ruth

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